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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1877 : 1877 Original Wisden Rebound with Covers

      1877. This 1877 Wisden was rebound a little time ago in brown boards with a green leather spine and corners. The original wrappers have been preserved and are in excellent, unrestored, clean condition. There are are one or two small marks to the front and rear boards. The spine has the title and year in gilt and an old owner's initials at the base of the spine. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition. The wrappers are complete, unrestored with just the odd tiny mark. The remaining contents are complete, original, unmarked and in fine condition. I suspect that the book was rebound quite some time ago and as a result the original contents and wrappers have been brilliantly preserved. A really nice example.

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        Our Coffee-Room

      Nisbet 1877 - 1877. 6th Edition. 247 pages. No dust jacket. Decorative blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. Cracked hinge at pastedowns exposing netting, pages remain tight. Fep removed. Inscription to front paste down and frontispiece rear. Light foxing to endpapers and occasional page edges. Occasional light finger marks and stains to page edges. Moderate shelf wear and markings to boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Light foxing and small water stains to boards. Moderate rub wear to edges with fraying to spine ends and bumped corners. Chipping to spine ends exposing binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia :

      as divided into counties and hundreds, showing the most important settlements, post towns, telegraph stations, main roads, railways, &​c . Compiled from official documents in the the Office of the Surveyor General 1877. [Cover title :Atlas of principal portions of settled districts in the province of South Australia 1877 - 8].Adelaide : Surveyor General's Office, 1877. Elephant folio (670 mm tall), half-morocco over cloth backed boards (scuffed), gilt lettered title label, lithographed title sheet, plan and 17 double page maps of South Australia, printed in colour (plate 7 miscreased). A number of the maps are separated from the binding but are clean and in good condition. "Issued as a composite atlas of cadastral maps, this atlas consists of one large main map entitled Plan of the southern portion of the province of South Australia, and includes, near the front of the atlas, an additional map as a guide to the layout by sheet number of the assembled main map. The main map shows the boundaries of the counties and hundreds on the eastern side of South Australia. Also, it includes agricultural areas, roads and railways, and telegraph stations. Relief shown by hachures and trig points." - NLA

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        Sind Revisited: With notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present, and Future.

      Richard Bentley and Son, 1877., London: - 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 343; iv, 331, [1] pp. Half-title (vol. I as called for). Dedication page to the memory of General Walter Scott, Bombay Engineers. Original mauve cloth stamped with black decorative pattern, gilt-stamped spines; neatly rebacked to match original, preserving original spines. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This is essentially an annotated reprint of Burton’s 1851 book, Scinde, or the Unhappy Valley. For this edition he made a return pilgrimage back to the Karachi area on the coast of present day Pakistan. As with the first printing, this edition also includes the tale of the Persian girl (vol. I, pp. 119-123). The tale would be seemingly insignificant and yet Georgiana Stisted writes that the romance was true. Lovell seems to be correct in interpreting a poem written by Burton, previously unpublished, telling of the beauty and tragedy befalling this Persian princess. Lovell’s position is that the story is fiction and the poem seems to support that theory it is not autobiographical because Burton never visited Persia "or other places mentioned in the poem", nor was he old when he wrote the piece. Seemingly he was interested in the process of story-telling and adding elements that imitated a Persian classic tale, using their own traditions, ideals and consequences. See: Lovell, pp. 59-64. Farwell reports " there is an interesting footnote in Sind Revisited relating to Charles Darwin. Darwin’s Descent of Man had been published in 1871 and in the great controversy provoked by Darwin Burton was one of his defenders. Burton’s footnote says that ‘almost the only point on which I dare to differ with the learned Dr. Darwin’s theory of development’ is the question of female beauty among the races of man; Burton maintained that only white women are beautiful and appear so to all races." An unfortunate remark by Burton that is clearly false! Farwell continues with a more amusing tale of a conversation with an archbishop with whom he discussed Darwin’s theories. Writes Farwell, "Spotting some monkeys scampering about, the archbishop said, ‘Well Captain Burton, there are some of your ancestors.’ Burton [retorted], ‘Well, my lord, I at least have made some progress. But what about your lordship, who is descended from the angels?’" – Farwell, pp. 323-4. Casada 61; Penzer p. 94-95 note: Penzer erroneously records the title as "Scind" rather than the correct "Sind". See: Farwell, Burton, (1988), pp. 323-4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. Life, Glossary, &c., Reprinted from the early editions, and compared with recent commentators. With a steel portrait.

      London:: Frederick Warne; New York: Scribner, [ca. 1880s].. ¶ At head of title: The “Chandos Poets.” Small 8vo. xii, 1124 pp. Original full very dark olive green, gilt extra, spine bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. Presentation inscription to Jnth. Wanton[?], Nov. 1877. Very good. WITH A SPLIT TWO-WAY FORE-EDGE PAINTING, EACH VERTICAL, APPLIED UNDER THE GOLD, DEPICTING: A) PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE AND A SCENE FROM ROMEO & JULIET; B) FANNED TO THE OTHER SIDE ONE FINDS AN ADDITIONAL TWO MORE SCENES FROM SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM AND HENRY V. The scenes are all labelled on the painting itself, with both ‘upper' images bordered with a simple double-rule. The pallet used here by the artist is grayish or brown-toned. The scene from “Dream” shows the donkey-man (Nick Bottom) and two fairies (probably Titania and either Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, or Mustardseed). Painted in ca. 1990s.

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        Grapes and Grape Vines of California published under the auspices of the California State Vinicultural Association; oleographed by Wm. Harring from original water color drawings by Miss Hannah Millard.

      - San Francisco: Bosqui, 1877. Folio, 19 x 13 inches, a single plate (The Flame Tokay). With the overprinting of the Italian Swiss Colony imprint on the plate. In very good condition. A single plate from the masterpiece of California color printing which is perhaps the rarest and one of the most expensive American color plate books ever published. Fewer than 15 copies are known to exist (of which 6 are complete), as the book was not well subscribed when it was issued in parts and very few subscribers completed their sets. Copies are thought to have been destroyed in a fire at Bosqui's plant along with the original paintings. Italian Swiss Colony issued several of the plates as a promotional or advertising piece, presumably getting them from Bosqui's overstock when his edition failed to sell. Zamorano Select #34: "Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, Grapes and Grape Vines of California was was an unprecedented achievement for a California press."

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers. Signed by the author.

      London Whittaker & Co 1877 - SECOND EDITION 1877, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, (first published in 1862), 8vo, mounted original photograph of the author as a frontispiece, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, plus 19 plates including 4 maps (French wine growing districts), and a folded facsimile sheet of an autograph contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co., pages: viii, 519 including index, plus 7 page advert, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author's name, blind rules and motif to lower cover. Covers slightly damp faded towards fore-edge, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") split to cloth at foot of upper hinge, 10 mm (½") closed tear to upper margin of page 423, another slightly larger to top margin of folded facsimile of an agreement which faces page 424, both neatly repaired. A very good clean tight complete copy. The plates show Oporto wine boats, Douro boats sailing up the river, pressing the grapes and filling the tanks, women training the vines, harvesting the grape in Medoc, wine pests, bottling champagne, Elz on the Moselle etc. The book covers a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39260. The author has inscribed the verso front endpaper: "R. Kervill Esq, with the Authors Compliments". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul"). Wohl Straßburg, 26. XII. 1877.

      1877. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit Dank "für Deine schöne Erinnerung an unseren lieben Breisgau" und mit "besten Glückwünschen zum neuen Jahr". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in 'Gedichte in allerlei Humoren' (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (etwas angestaubt und fleckig/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/Buchblöcke lose/Einbandkanten mit kleinen Ausbrüchen) - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich -

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        Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L\'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot 1877 Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (Einbände angeschmutzt, fleckig und mit kleinen Randausbrüchen/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/1 Einband fehlt) - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Sakrale Kunst und Architektur,Frankreich

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        Monasticon Gallicanum. Collection de 168 Planches de Vues Topographiques. Representant les Monasteres de L'Ordre de Saint-Benoit, Congrecation de Saint-Maur avec deux Cartes des Etablissements Benedictins en France le tout reproduit par les soins de M. Peigne-Delacourt avec une Preface par M. Leopold Delisle. 6 Lieferungen

      Typographie Georges Chamerot 1877 - - Tafeln meist sauber mit starken Abdruck / Neuauflage von Peigne-Delacourt nach der Originalausgabe von Don Michel Germain um 1694. Seltene Monographie aller Priorate und Abteien in Frankreich - Gewicht in Gramm: 3835 Typographie Georges Chamerot, Paris, 1877. 9 Blatt und 168 Tafeln im Kupferstich (sowie 23 Dubletten. Zusammen 191 Tafeln), kartoniert, Imperial-Folio (49,5 x 33 cm), (Einbände angeschmutzt, fleckig und mit kleinen Randausbrüchen/Rücken mit Klebeband bezogen/1 Einband fehlt) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Across Africa

      London: Daldy Isbister and Co, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. Two volumes. Vol 1: 389 pp, publ ads in rear, pull out rear pocket map. Vol 2: 366 pp, publ ads in rear. Both volumes profuse illustrations. From Zanzibar on the east Coast of Africa to Benguela on the west and across Lake Tanganyika. Classic work on African exploration. Cameron was barely thirty years old when he accomplished this feat and he is widely regarded as one of the major explorers of Africa. Mention throughout of the game animals sighted. A pretty copy of this work in original near fine navy blue cloth with a large gilt map of Africa on cover, crown top of cover and Cameron gilt signature on bottom.

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        L'art d'être grand-père

      first edition. Bradel binding in full marbled paper, smooth back, piece of title of morocco Havana, golden head, binding signed by Thomas Boichot. Autographed autograph dedication of the author from Victor Hugo to Léon Bienvenu. Some foxinges affecting mainly the first and last sheets. Calmann Lévy Paris 1877 15x24cm relié

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        The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species

      London: John Murray 1877 - First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, brown coated endpapers. About near fine, some rubbing to the spine ends, rear corners bumped, spine lightly starting inside covers, a few faint spots to the first few leaves of text, otherwise sturdy binding. From the botanical libraries of Swedish professors, Nils Svedelius and Nils Fries Swedish with their bookplates and stamps to front pastedown and title page, and Svedelius' signature to first blank. A very bright copy. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species is a presentation and analysis of Darwin's research on evolution in plants. Specifically, he focuses on heterostyly, or plants that bear flowers with differently sized sex organs - a highly-evolved trait developed to encourage crossbreeding. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species is a continuation of Darwin's exploration of his that cross-pollinated plants would produce biologically superior offspring to those of self-pollinated plants, which he theorized in On the Origin of Species (1859) and demonstrated in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom (1876). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sind Revisited: With notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present, and Future.

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. London:: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877.. 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 343; iv, 331, [1] pp. Half-title (vol. I as called for). Dedication page to the memory of General Walter Scott, Bombay Engineers. Original mauve cloth stamped with black decorative pattern, gilt-stamped spines; neatly rebacked to match original, preserving original spines. Bookplates of George Merryweather. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This is essentially an annotated reprint of Burton

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        Wien 1858 - 1933 München). Auf der Dorfstraße. Öl auf Holz. Um 1900. Unten links signiert. 13 x 17,5 cm. Im breiten Holzrahmen.

      Thomassin bezeichnete sich in erster Linie als Komponist, er studierte seit 1877 an der Königlichen Musikschule München. Nach seinem Abschluss war er in verschiedenen Anstellungen als Musiklehrer tätig, verdiente damit jedoch zu wenig Geld. So verlegte er sich auf die Malerei, mit der seine wirtschaftliche Lage auch nicht viel besser wurde. Daher begann er für den Münchener Kunsthändler Jakob Anger zu arbeiten, der ihm regelmäßig für einen Hungerlohn Bilder abnahm. Der Schwerpunkt von Thomassins Schaffen waren bäuerliche Genreszenen und Küstenlandschaften.- Verso schwacher Stempel und alter Aufkleber der Galerie Hermes (Frankfurt und Wiesbaden) sowie Auktions-Inventarzettel vom Auktionshaus Dorotheum.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.

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        Repertorium op de Koloniale Litteratuur 1595-1865, 2 delen compleet

      - 1877/1880 van Kampen Amsterdam, hardcover 651+751 blz. Professioneel opnieuw ingebonden voor het Tropeninstituut. Overzicht van alle publicaties in deze periode. Deel I Het land, Het volk. Deel II gaat over het bestuur en wetenschap. In zeer goede staat. Zeldzame uitgave! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores, from the Earliest Time to the Expedition of 1875-76.

      Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, 1877. First Edition. Large quarto. Contemporary full brown morocco with gilt titles and black tooled decoration to spine, blind tooled panelling with black corner pieces to boards, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. With numerous illustrations sepia tinted and in colour, maps, including a large folding and clothed back at beginning of text and other engravings. Binding very lightly rubbed. A superb, clean and sound copy, unusual in a beautiful contemporary leather binding. Contains stories of the expeditions of Ross, Parry, Franklin, Simpson, and many others.

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        Tribes of California

      Dept. of the Interior, Govt. Printing Office, Washington 1877 - 4to; 3/4 leather over marbled bds; spine in 5 compartments; bright gilt sp. title; some rubbing to bds with 1.25x1.5" tape mark on both bds; wear to edges and corners; slight rubbing to spine; hinges tight, ft. hinge reinforced with binder's tape; marbled eps; small loss of marbling to ft pastedown and rear pastedown; rear pastedown also has small label lower corner of previous owner as well as another small label which states, "for reference," and small number stamp at bottom of 1st title pg; no other library-type markings; 1/2"chip off top outer corner of 1st 6 leaves; few short archival tape repairs to prelims; slight foxing to edge of prelims only; eng frontis; lg color fold-out map at rear showing distribution of Indian tribes in California, excellent cond.; pp. frontis, 3, 635. A landmark study of the California Indian tribes done as they were being wiped out. This is volume III of "Contributions to North American Ethnology" overseen by J.W. Powell and it stands alone. It is an exhaustive work and contains, in addition to text, 44 figures, a 175 pg. appendix of tribal vocabularies, a detailed index, and the beautiful color fold-out map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Document Signed.

      Controversial Mexican general and dictatorial seven-term president (1877-80, 1884-1911); forced into exile in Paris. Partly-printed DS in Spanish, 1p + integral blank, 11½" X 17", Mexico City, Mexico, 1886 April 12. Very good. Faint age toning and mild edgewear. Two tax stamps at upper left. A large and decorative document featuring elaborate masthead image with ornate typefaces across the top and a partly-printed text granting Lyman Franklin Holman (born 1828, an American engineer) permission to use an "apparatus for pulverizing minerals and other hard substances." Signed huge and bold by Diaz and another official at the bottom. Docketed on verso. Affixed to the mostly-blank verso is a smaller (8½" X 13½") printed handbill -- boilerplate regulations regarding patents. In 1881 the American "Commissioners of Patents' Journals" recorded the issuance of a patent for this apparatus to Holman and one other person. Scarce and quite handsome.

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        Tagebuchs-Auszug betreffend die Reise S.M.S. "Hertha" nach Ost-Asien und den Sudsee-Inseln, 1874-1877.

      A great photographic rarity, Gustav Riemer's self-published album of original photographs from the voyage of the SMS Hertha to the Far East, the Pacific and Australia includes many important ethnographic images, among them a series of portraits of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound, Western Australia in 1877. Teplitz : G. Riemer, 1878. Folio, original embossed cloth boards decorated and lettered in gilt (rubbed), spine with small loss at tail; brass clasp; silk lining papers; dedication leaf, title leaf, pp [8], [2], followed by [63] leaves with 343 mounted albumen print photographs in various formats ranging from 90 x 90 mm to 200 x 150 mm, all with printed numbers and captions; the leaves and photographs are in fine condition throughout. Gustav Adolph Riemer (1842-1899) worked as paymaster on the Imperial German Navy corvette SMS Hertha on its 1874-77 voyage to the Far East, Australia and the Pacific. A self-taught photographer, Riemer took with him on the voyage a large-format wooden camera with a bellows extension and a Petzval lens, with which he created this extremely important visual record of the places visited. Among these were Madeira, Brazil, Singapore, Borneo, Sulu Islands, Philippines, China (Hong Kong, Canton, Amoy), Japan, Bonin, Micronesia (Marianas, Caroline Islands, Palau), East Siberia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Riemer's photographs include many significant ethnographical images, the most important of which are probably the six of Aboriginal groups taken at King George Sound (Albany) in Western Australia (nos. 326-331), together with the extensive series of Micronesian peoples (nos. 198-240) taken prior to the Carolines and Marianas coming under formal German colonial administration, and numerous exceptional views and portraits taken in Samoa and Tonga. Riemer also carried a stereoscopic camera, and although his stereoviews were separately published by Stiehm in Berlin, these images are also included in the album as 'single' views. Only two examples of Riemer's highly important album are held in Australian collections (National Library of Australia and State Library of New South Wales).

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, And What Alice Found There

      Macmillan 1877 - Fortieth thousand, i.e. a later issue of the first edition as per Williams Madan Green 84. Publisher's special deluxe binding of white textured paper covered boards to imitate vellum, with gilt lettering and vignettes, in the exceptionally rare unprinted original lilac dustwrapper. All edges gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the half title, "May Forshall from the Author / Dec 3. 1877" A fine copy with exceptionally clean white covers and bright gilt, just a couple of trivial marks to the edges. Internally fresh with tight hinges. Two pin holes to the front endpaper and a faint mark to the edge of the preliminary pages. Dustwrapper rather worn, with small chips to the spine ends and corners and a larger chip to the corner of the back panel. An exceptional copy. Included with this book is an original carte-de-visite mounted photograph of Mary Forshall taken by Carroll, numbered by him (2485) in violet ink on the reverse. Black and white illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Mary Forshall (known as May) was the daughter of the Highgate physician Francis Hyde Forshall, an acquaintance of Charles Dodgson's. Dodgson recalls his first meeting with May in a diary entry of 27 November 1877, "Dined with Sampson, to meet Dr. Forshall with his sister, etc., and May Forshall, a nice child of 10." In the 1 December 1877 entry, Dodgson mentions May "came to be photographed" at 11am, an appointment which was repeated two days later, with the result that Carroll took, "5 negatives, of which 2 failed". It was on the second meeting that Dodgson presented one of his newly received copies of Through the Looking Glass, in a specially commissioned presentation binding. Dodgson took an obsessive interest in the production of all his books and would habitually order small quantities to be bound up in a variety of non-standard styles and hues for his own use, wanting to have a ready supply of special bindings, which differed form the shop bought version, to be used as presentation gifts. Of these styles, the white binding seems to have been the one chosen by Dodgson for his most favoured presentations. It is also a style of binding which has fascinated latter day collectors. For the publication of The Hunting of The Snark, the year before this book, Dodgson had commissioned an array of coloured bindings including "20 bindings in white vellum and gold". This was changed to parchment style paper or cloth and gold, on economic grounds. Dodgson appears to have placed a similar order for both Alice (then in its sixth edition) and Through the Looking Glass, which were delivered late in 1877. They are now of the utmost scarcity, seldom appearing in commerce. When they do, they are usually in a poor or repaired state, as the fragile white boards were particularly prone to damage. In this case the presence of the original dustwrapper, itself probably a unique occurrence, has meant that the white binding has remained in exceptional condition. Williams, Madan, Green 84 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A history of the town of belfast - from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century 2vol set.

      Marcus Ward 1877 - Vol 1 boards slightly rubbed corners bumped spine rubbed at edges. Bumped at top and botom. Chipped and cracked. Gilt lettering and design. Black insets on front board. Blue end pages some slight foxing text very clean all maps and plans in very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Republic; or, Culture, Faith, and Philosophy in an English Country House.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1877. 2 vols, 8vo, original decorated gray cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. 36-page publisher's catalogue dated March 1877 in volume one. The first novel by William Hurrell Mallock, a famous Peacockian roman à clef, written while Mallock was an undergraduate at Oxford, which brings together under one roof several poets, philosophers, critics, and dilettantes to discuss the problems of religion, society and the arts. Many of the characters are thinly based on well-known persons, including Huxley, Ruskin, Carlyle, Arnold, Pater, Ouida, and Violet Fane (to whom the novel is dedicated). "The most successful conversation novel of the period . . . Mallock's epigrammatic satire on liberalism, radicalism and cant plays freely over the ensuing talk and talkers. It ends inconclusively with the half-hearted verdict that things are best as they are." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction. Ink signature dated 1877 in the top margin of the title-page. Edges a little worn; hinges on volume one starting, but sound; very good copy.

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        The Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh, Black 1877 - 24 vols. Frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf. Green spine label. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BLACK BEAUTY: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine

      Jarrold and Sons 1877 - First edition. Small 8vo. Original green cloth with decoration embossed in gilt and black, Carter's variant B. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on publication, "Mary and Catherine Sewell from their affectionate cousin, the Author, Christmas 1877." A very good copy with the front joint neatly repaired, lacking the front endpaper. Light wear to the spine ends and corners. Engraved frontispiece after C. Hewitt. A wonderful family association being a Christmas gift from Anna Sewell to her spinster cousins. Anna Sewell lived only a few months after the publication of her book making inscribed copies extremely uncommon. Confined to the home after a childhood accident, Anna first mentioned that she was writing Black Beauty in her journal on 6th November 1871. She wrote "I am writing the life of a horse, and getting dolls and boxes ready for Christmas". In December 1876 she wrote, "I am getting on with my little book 'Black Beauty'." By this time Anna was becoming more and more crippled and spent much of her time on a sofa writing in pencil, with her mother making a copy. She wrote "I have been confined to the house and to my sofa, from time to time, when I am able, been writing what I think will turn out a little book, its special aim being to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses". Black Beauty was published at the end of 1877 and Anna lived just long enough to hear of its success. The book has a strong moral purpose and is said to have been instrumental in the abolition of the cruel practice of using the check rein. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems

      F and W Dodsworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1877 - Henry Thomas Liddell, First Earl of Ravensworth (1797-1878) Signed dedication to his sister on the title page. Marbled boards with leather spine (gilt tiltes), head of spine a little ragged, shelf wear and bumped corners, title page foxed and some foxing throughout, binding tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio nell'India Centrale e nel Bengala.

      Opera contenente 303 incisioni e 80 tavole staccate dal testo (fuori testo). Milano, Fratelli Treves Editori, 1877. Volume unico. In folio, pp. 634 con Indici, fotoincisioni in b/n n. t., velinedi protezione, elegante leg. con piatti in percallina verde e dorso in pelle verde con titoli in oro. Prima edizione italiana di questo resoconto di un viaggio in India, durato sei anni, a partire dal 1863. Iniziato a Bombay, il viaggio si snoda attraverso il Konkan, il Dekkan, Baroda, il Guzerate, Udeypur, il Rajputana centrale, Jeypore, Agra, Gwalior, il Bendelcund, il paese de' Gundi, la valle di Bhilsa, Bhopal, il Malwa, Delhi, il Pendgiab e l'Imalaya, il paese d'Audh, Benares, il Behar, il Bengala, da Calcutta a Punta di Galla. Alcune normali fioriture con alcune zone di ingiallimento solo a pochi fogli, nell'insieme pulito e molto ben conservato.

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        The Cradle of the Blue Nile. A Visit to the Court of King John of Ethiopia.

      London: John Murray, , 1877. 2 volumes bound as one, octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt panelling to upper board, all edges gilt. Tinted engraved frontispiece to each, and 6 other similar plates in all, folding map. Edinburgh University prize copy with bookplate to the front pastedown and gilt supralibros, a little rubbed overall, some slight discolouration of the lower board, hinges repaired, text block lightly toned, but overall a very good copy. First edition. "In 1873 Major de Cosson, after wintering in Egypt, started for Suakin with his brother, the intention of the travellers being to seek for sport in the country described in Sir Samuel Baker's 'Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia', but meeting on the way with General Kirkham, of the Abyssinian Army, who was returning with a letter from Queen Victoria to King John of Abyssinia, they decided on visiting that monarch and his country. They visited Adowa, Gondar, and Lake Tana, near which they found King John established with his army" (RGS obituary). In an audience, de Cosson obtained a written promise from King John that he would endeavour to stop the slave trade in the country. Recalled to duty, he rode "with one Egyptian servant to Khartoum, and thence across the desert to Suakin, enduring considerable hardships on the way." He subsequently advised on the route of the Gordon Relief Expedition, and served at Tofrek "where his horse was shot under him." Czech notes that vol. I, "primarily dwells on their journey," but that vol. II contains accounts of the brothers' time at Lake Tana where they "enjoyed considerable sport after hippopotamus, with additional hunts after leopard, lion, and Gazelle.

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        Le nabab EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Charpentier, 1877. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1877, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 75 leading copies. Bound in half morocco shagreen chocolate back slightly past five nerves decorated with double coffered gold enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, boards marbled paper with a few minor scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, rubbed cuts , contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 75 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos légèrement passé à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré comportant quelques épidermures sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coupes frottées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami Francisque Sarcey.

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        Die Buchdruckerkunst in ihrem technischen und kaufmännischen Betriebe: nach eigenen Erfahrungen und unter mitwirkung bewährter Fachgenossen. Hier Zweiter Band: Vom Druck.

      4, 445 Seiten mit sehr zahlr. Illustrationen und auch farbigen Bildtafeln, illustrierter und verzierter OLeinen mit Goldprägung - Einbandkanten leicht ber. sonst guter Zustand - 1877. Sehr schöne Originalausgabe ! a82857

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Macmillan 1877 - Early printing, 55th thousand. 8vo. Original red cloth lettered and stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. A very good copy, cloth a little dusty Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel. Originally published in 1866, early editions in original cloth are relatively uncommon. This classic story was thought up by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pseudonym Lewis Carroll) on a summer's day on the river Isis near Oxford. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ancient Society; or, Researches In the Lines of Human Progress From Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1877. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. SIGNED by the Author & 13 of his colleagues. 8vo (9 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 1.8"; 2 pounds, 6.2 ounces), brown cloth with gilt-stamping, xvi + 560 pages. The most important work of the outstanding American anthropologist of his time: "The Father of American Anthropoogy." His theories of social evolution have had a profound influence upon subsequent anthropology and history. Morgan knew and favorably impressed Charles Darwin; was a significant influence on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; and was cited favorably by Sigmund Freud. Born near Aurora, New York, Lewis Henry Morgan originally trained as a lawyer and practiced for 18 years in Rochester, often dealing with railroads. The expansion by these railroads through Upstate New York caused massive expropriations of native American lands and dislocations of native residents. As a result, beginning in the 1840's, Morgan became absorbed with Native Americans and their rights. Such concerns led him to make exhaustive studies of the Iroquois. (See his major ethnographic study: The League of the Ho-dé-no-sau-nee, or Iroquois, 1851). He also formed a social club of men interested in Iroquois affairs. (One suspects that some of the other signatories to this unique volume may have been early members of Morgan's fraternity, but more research in the archives of Rochester and related libraries is necessary.) Morgan continuously championed the welfare of tribes within the League of the Iroquois whose lands were being expropriated. Further encroachments then caused him to study another of their endangered tribal League, the Seneca. In particular, Morgan researched their kinship patterns and nomenclature. So profound was his knowledge, plus so successful were his efforts to protect their ancient tribal rights, that the Seneca tribe adopted him as one of their Sachems or wisemen. Morgan further pursued the kinship relationships of Amerindians into similar Asiatic forms. He concluded that Amerindians had originated in Asia. (See, Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family, 1871, which inaugurated the study of kinship systems as a fundamental organizing principal of preindustrial societies.) His influential studies led to his development of the theory of cultural evolution--in support and convergence with the work of Charles Darwin. (Darwin was also impressed by Morgan's study of the greatly endangered beaver, which confirmed the British scientist's analysis of the continuities between animals and humans.) From the beginning of the Civil War, Lewis Morgan served with distinction in the New York State Assembly (1861-68); followed by two years in the NY State Senate. One notes that among the co-signatories of this volume the presence of several former physicians who also served for the Union during the Civil War. Lewis Hery Morgan (1818-1881) is regarded as a--if not THE--principal founder of the modern schoool of ethnology, kinship studies, and scientific anthropology. (See also a recent edition of Morgan's work with an Introduction by anthropologist, Robin Fox.) In Ancient Society, the author elaborated a social evolutionary scheme which identified three main stages of human history: savagery, barbarism, and civilization. Each stage reflects a close correlation between technology, economic, and cultural achievements. His theory thus became a key foundation for Social Darwinism, though it should hardly be thus delimited. Through his comparisons of human institutions and discoveries, Morgan became convinced of mankind's unity of origin and of the similarity of human needs, aspirations, and accomplishments at comparable stages of development. He also did important work on monogenesis and the evolution of the human family. According to the author, the human race is "one is source, one in experience and one in progress." Morgan's work was enthusiastically endorsed and used by Mark and Engels--subsequently by Gordon S. Childs and Robin Fox--as supporting a evolutionary, social, and materialist interpretation of history. Howes M-803. Previous flourishing ink ownership marks of "Mr. N. [or possibly "H"] Peck / Rochester, N.Y. / Dec. 4, 1879." The Pecks were a well established and prominent family in Rochester. (One suspects, for example, that the 20th century actor, Gregory Peck, may have had distant connections to this owner.) Cloth is slightly faded with minor rubbing to extremities (most noticeably a bit of fraying to the upper and lower spine caps). The hefty volume is slightly shaken and the front endpapers and title page are somewhat loose. Internal joints have splits at pastedowns revealing the webbing but Not evidently affecting the sewing, so that the hinges are very good. Internally, very slight age toning to the otherwise clean, unspoiled pages. In what follows, I bracket what information I deem most probable for briefly identifying the notable individuals--all from Rochester--who signed with highly legible signatures beneath L[ewis] H[enry] Morgan on the free front endpaper opposite the title page of this first edition of Ancient Society: "L.H. Morgan" [Dr.] "E.M. Moore" [physician and father of Samuel P. Moore below] Robert Matthews [hardware merchant, b. ca.1843, Ireland, m. Elizabeth G., no children.] [Dr.] "Charles E.[verts] Rider" [born 26 May 1839 in New Haven, VT; attended Oberlin & Middlebury Colleges, the Univesity at Giessen, Ecole de Médicine, Paris, MD University of Vermont,1863; physician and surgeon. Professor of Pphtalamic and Diseases of the Ear, 1872-80. Pioneering expert of the Rochester Microscopical Society, one of the largest scientific organizations of its kind. The Microscopical Society was later folded into the Rochester Academy of Science in 1881. His son "Wheelock" also signed this important volume.] Porter Farley [very active in antislavery efforts and the Underground Railroad; then during the Civil War, a former Union Captain and hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg; married to Susan; see: An Unvarnished Tale: The Public and Private Civilian Writings of Porter Farley, 140th NYVI] [Dr.] "M. L. Mallory" [later Chairman of the Committee on the American Microscopical Society] "J. H. Hopkins" [John H. Hopkins, b. 1843, married Martha P., daughter Esther A.Quaker lawyer] "J. H. Boucher" [Described as a "jobber" of the Rochester firm Mathews [var. "Mathers"] and Boucher. From one of his essays, Boucher appears also to have been a progressive economist profoundly interested in balancing the fruits of production, distribution, labor, and capital for "the Universal Prosperity of All Citizens of this Country." Possibly associated with Harvard University in 1888.] "F. P. Smith" [engineer and member of the American Society of Municipal Engineers] [Dr.] "S. P. Moore" [Samuel Prescott Moore, b. 3 Jan., 1854, physician son of Dr. E. M. Moore {above}] [Dr.] "Wheelock Rider" [born 1 June, 1863, in Vermont; son of Dr. Charles Edward--listed above--& Delia W. Doctor Wheelock, a smoker, died in 1927.] [Dr.] "Oscar Craig" [a physician, who with his wife, became very concerned about the welfare of epileptics, which caused him--or them both--to found Craig Colony for their care.] "William B. Lee" [attorney and member of the BAR] [Dr.] "Richard Curran" [born 1838 in Lenox, New York; a former Union military surgeon; married to Almira J. Craine; son. Arthur, b.1864; became a druggist at Curran & Goler after the Civil War and sold surgical instruments; very active in municipal afffairs.] Overall, an extremely remarkable SIGNED & ASSOCIATION copy by this major American scientist.

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        Country of Balochistan

      1877. First Edition . (PAKISTAN) HUGHES, A.W. The Country of Balochistan, Its Geography, Topography, Ethnology, and History. London: George Bell & Sons, 1877. Small octavo, modern three-quarter crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. $2500.First edition of this scarce survey of Balochistan (today the largest of Pakistan’s five provinces), this copy made unique with the tipped-in insertion of two pages of autograph notes handwritten by the author on the geology of eastern Balochistan. Illustrated with seven mounted Woodbury-type photographic plates and a large folding lithographed map, hand-colored in outline, handsomely bound.Hughes’ valuable work covers the history, geography and ethnography of the region, based on a wide range of official and largely unpublished sources. The fine photographic plates include portraits of Balochi rulers and views of the country. Appendices include a vocabulary of local dialects and detailed descriptions of road routes. The inserted autograph notes, handwritten by Hughes, contain additional detailed information on the geology of eastern Balochistan, in particular the Khithar mountain range, based on information gathered by W.T. Blanford, a member of the Geological Survey of India, during 1876-77. Blanford, who joined the Survey in 1855, was a deputy Superintendent, and worked in a number of locations in India, including Orissa, the Rajmahal Hills, Raneegunge and Malwa and the Central Provinces. See Markham, A Memoir on the Indian Surveys (1871), 302-03. A few closed tears along map folds only. A handsomely bound copy in fine condition. Scarce.

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        HISTORICAL ATLAS MAP OF SONOMA COUNTY CALIFORNIA: Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Actual Surveys

      Oakland Thos. H. Thompson & Co. 1877 Original maroon sheep and dark brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind, folio (18 x 15 inches), 102 pp. Profusely illustrated with 15 double-page colored maps, 2 single-page colored maps; 10 full-page, 50 half-page, and 55 smaller lithographed views. 5 lithographed portraits of some of Sonoma County's original settlers: Mariano G. Vallejo; Franklin Bedwell; Harmon Heald; Cyrus Alexander; Jacob Snyder. Wear to spine ends (about 1/2" at bottom of spine lost), mild wear to corners, endpapers mildly soiled, else a near fine copy, very clean internally and overall remarkably well-preserved. Very good

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        PHOTOGRAPHIC SENATORIAL ALBUM OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1876-77.

      R. E. Churchill. G/No Dustjacket. 1877. Leather. R. E. Churchill, Photographer and publisher. Albany, NY. 4to full restored black leather with gilt embossing. This copy for James F. Starbuck, a Senator from Jefferson County. Each photograph is signed. The first is Samuel J. Tilden, the 25th. Governor of New York. .

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        Beeton's Christmas Annual (Thirteenth - Seventeenth Seasons)

      Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1877. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, [1872]-1877. First edition. Leather bound. Sections independently paginated. Very good. Light edge wear with the board corners bumped, showing. Rebacked with new quarter leather with the original spine laid down. A few small stains and light foxing within the text. Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper boards and text-block edges. Beeton's Christmas Annual seasons 13-17 bound together with some related works. These satirical works were highly critical of the English royalty, nobility, and upper crust citizens.

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        COOKERY] Manuscript recipe book Durham Country House

      1877 - 159 pages. 15.5 x 10 cm. Author's inscription on free end paper: Louisa A. Headlain - Feb. 5th - 1877. An unusual manuscript giving a bird's eye view of country life in the late 1800's. Wide range of hand written recipes; all by the same author on lined paper with acknowledgment to original authors included. Containing recipes for Pommes au Beurre, Falkland Pudding, Curried Potatoes, Claret Jelly, Brazilian Stew, Raspberry Acid, and two Risotto recipes, (plus many more); the author seems to be well traveled and educated. Laid/pasted in, Temples Black Salve; with "Sarsfield Pharmaceutical - Chemist Durham" stamp on verso. Two contemporary penciled in names, most likely family member associations, and penciled in page numbers. 55 pages written, 104 blank. First page unattached. Orig. stamped green wraps. Good [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ORIGEN DE LAS ESPECIES por medio de la Seleccion Natural ó Conservacion de las Razas en su Lucha por la Existencia, por. 2ª edición castellana notablemente corregida y aumentada. Traduccion directa de la sexta edicion inglesa por Enrique Godinez

      1877 - Madrid. Imprenta de José de Rojas. s.a. (ca. 1877). 4º menor, 1h-xpp incluso grabado y portada, 559pp-1h blanca. Dos láminas aparte, una con retrato litográfico grabado de Darwin firmado por S.T. y otra plegada en la página 128. Sencilla holandesa piel puntas época, hierros y tipos dorados en lomera. Cejas y puntas apenas rozadas, tapas muy poco desvaídas, ligero óxido de corte de cabeza. Muy buen ejemplar, limpio y con sus características de origen. A continuación de la tabla, contiene una carta de Darwin al traductor fechada en 1877. Charles Darwin, 1809-1882. CCPB000217923-7: NUC. fecha esta obra en 1877. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers. Signed by the author.

      London, Whittaker & Co., 1877. SECOND EDITION 1877, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, (first published in 1862), 8vo, mounted original photograph of the author as a frontispiece, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, plus 19 plates including 4 maps (French wine growing districts), and a folded facsimile sheet of an autograph contract between Lord Nelson and Woodhouse & Co., pages: viii, 519 including index, plus 7 page advert, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, decorated and lettered black to upper cover, gilt lettered spine with small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author's name, blind rules and motif to lower cover. Covers slightly damp faded towards fore-edge, corners slightly worn, 5 mm (¼") split to cloth at foot of upper hinge, 10 mm (½") closed tear to upper margin of page 423, another slightly larger to top margin of folded facsimile of an agreement which faces page 424, both neatly repaired. A very good clean tight complete copy. The plates show Oporto wine boats, Douro boats sailing up the river, pressing the grapes and filling the tanks, women training the vines, harvesting the grape in Medoc, wine pests, bottling champagne, Elz on the Moselle etc. The book covers a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39260. The author has inscribed the verso front endpaper: "R. Kervill Esq, with the Authors Compliments". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Die Judenfrage als Racen-, Sitten- und Culturfrage. Mit einer weltgeschichtlichen Antwort.

      8. VIII, 160 S. - Angeb. - 2) [Naudh, H. d. i. Heinrich G. Nordmann]. Die Juden und der Deutsche Staat. 8. Auflage. Berlin, M. Ant. Niendorf, 1877. 72 S. - Angeb. - 3) Beck, C. L. Eine Rechtfertigung der Juden und wahre Lösung der Judenfrage. Leipzig, E. L. Morgenstern, 1881. 3 Bll., 105 S. - Angeb. - 4) Fränkel, Wolfgang Bernhard. Das Bekenntniss des Proselyten. Das Unglück der Juden und ihre Emanzipation in Deutschland. Elberfeld, Wilhelm Hassel, 1841. 1 Bl., 155 S., Lwd. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. Ad 1) Erstausgabe. - Vom Verfasser am Ende der Vorrede eigenh. signiert. - Vortitelbl. mit Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). - Ad 2) Diese hier noch anonym erschienene Schrift erschien in späteren Auflagen unter Nordmanns Pseudonym H. Naudh. - Ad 3) Erstausgabe. - Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Ad 4) Erstausgabe. - Rechter Rand mit zu Beginn stärkerem, abnehmendem Wasserrand. Etw. stockfleckig. -

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        Les oiseaux de la Chine.

      - Paris, Masson, 1877. In two volumes (text and atlas). Large 8vo (24.7 x 16.0 cm). Text: half-title, title, vii, 573 pp.; Atlas: 124 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates by Arnoul. Uniform near contemporary burgundy morocco over red buckram boards. Spines with five raised bands and gilt title. Top edges gilt.l A quite rare and important work on the (until then) very poorly known Chinese avifauna, by the "father" of Chinese zoology, Abbé Armand David (1826-1900) and the French professor of zoology and ornithologist Jean-Frédéric Émile Oustalet (1844-1905). The fine plates, drawn and lithographed by Arnoul, depict the birds' natural habitats. Nissen states: "probably the most important systematic monograph yet written on the birds of China". 807 species of birds are described in this book, of which 249 are supposed to be particular to China, including new taxa. Of the illustrator, Arnoul, little is known. Even Ronsil has no information on him, although Arnoul was responsible for many fine bird plates as an illustrator and as a lithographer. The atlas does not include the title and six preliminary pages. All the plates are present. Very light foxing and a small faint dampstain to the margins of only a few plates. In other copies the plates are often browned or age-toned, but here they are nearly all exceptionally clean and fresh. Loosely inserted: a Wheldon and Wesley invoice, dated 9 June 1989. A very good copy. Nissen IVB, 221; Ronsil, "Iconographie ornithologique", p. 111; Wood, 311; Zimmer, p. 159. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherche sur la production artificielle des monstruosités ou essais de tératogénie expérimentale

      Reinwald & Cie, Paris 1877 - ____ Première édition. L'ouvrage est dédié à Etienne et Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, dont les travaux sont abondamment cités. Camille Dareste établit la tératologie expérimentale comme science. Il partagea avec Dominique-Auguste Lereboullet, le prix Alhumbert, décerné par l'Académie des Sciences, pour ses travaux sur la tératologie. Illustré par 16 planches hors-texte, certaines en couleurs, et 54 figures intercalées dans le texte. Toutes les planches sont accompagnées d'une page explicative. Coins légèrement usés. *-------* First edition. Garrison-Morton 534.65 : "Dareste devoted his career to experimental teratology, and in this work established the field as a science. Contains a valuable history of teratology." In-8. [235 x 148 mm] Collation : (6), V, (1), 364 pp., 16 planches h.-t. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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